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Lagos, located in the Algarve region in southern Portugal, is one of the nicest towns around. It is equally suitable for nature lovers, history buffs, and party animals. Nature lovers are likely to appreciate the town's dramatic coastline with its steep brown, orange, and grey colored cliffs inhabited by wild birds and fragrant plants.
If swimming among the cliffs is not your thing, then you may be attracted by the town's long history, going back more than 2000 years. Lagos flourished into a significant port during During the Age of Discovery when it served as a base for famous sea explorers and tradesmen. Infamously, Lagos also was a major slave market from which African captives were dispersed throughout Europe and shipped to the New World.
Nowadays, Lagos hostels are often full as it is one of the most visited Algarvean towns, particularly by young English-speaking backpackers. While those favoring package holidays head for the neighboring towns of Portimão and Luz, the wilder crowds go for Lagos.
The town center is full of restaurants, hostels, bars, and nightclubs, many owned by the internationals. You are more likely to hear English than Portuguese in the streets of Lagos old town during the summer months. Offices offering various excursions, e.g. dolphin watching, scuba diving courses, car, and motorbike rentals are scattered around the town. You can also ask about activities at your Lagos hostel front desk.
The Lagos nightlife is legendary. One can dance, party, and pub crawl till sunrise the next morning. Many Lagos hostels describe themselves as "party hostels," so you can expect a certain rhythm of life if you decide to book a bed there.
In general, Lagos is an extremely welcoming town for all sorts of independent visitors. Although old enough to shame many serious European cities, Lagos maintains its youthful fun-loving attitude, and, despite all that drinking and partying every single night of the summer, keeps itself fresh and beautiful.
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Quartos Olinda Teresa
"Wouldn't recommend if you are wanting to have more party atmosphere - The actual accommodation is alright however the owner is very strict I would not recommend this place if you are wanting to have a few drinks with other guests. The wifi only works outside and cuts in and out all the time." … "… in the many bars, and taste some of the best cuisine flavours of the world. A place where you can spend a great time... Located in...
Rising Cock Party Hostel
"Rising Cock Youth Hostel is a really great place to stay -- as long as you can get the room you asked for. The owners of this hostel are really nice and wonderful people, which means they let people stay for more nights than they originally planned (and since the hostel is really great, many people want to stay longer). The problem with this is that they don´t take into account overbooking, which means you might not get the room you asked...
"… since the middle 80's. It is located in a quiet area, 5 minutes from the city center and close to the beaches. It is very close to the bus station, and not far from the train station too. We are always evolving to serve our guests the best we can. We are open all year year long, 24 hours a day. All rooms have private bathroom, cable tv and air conditioning. Our rates include breakfast. Rooms for one, two, or three people....
"… A 48 hours advance booking is desirable. Please contact us right after your booking is done. The town: We are in the heart of Lagos, a small laid back town, famous by its good vibe and party atmosphere, not to mention the warm and sunny days. Here you'll find top quality beaches with their clear sands and clean waters. Our coast has great quality of air and seawater hard to find elsewhere in Western Europe. Lagos has also an...
"… stroll from beautiful sandy coves and beaches. We have regular Barbeques, Organised Cliff Walks, Mountain Bike Rides and Surf Trips. We have a 24hour reception (no curfew!) We offer an airport pick up service at €30 euros per person or FREE pick up from lagos train or bus stations WOW! Our international staff (English, Portugese, German, French, Belgium and Australasian spoken) are there to help make your stay in our beautiful...
Casa do Sol Algarve
"… the city offers. It has also a very varied and colorful shopping area. But are its beaches, with its water sports, such as surfing, sailing, and some aerial stunts makes the delights of the outmost adventurer. There are lots of restaurants with dishes for all tastes. Lagos is a beautiful city of Algarve that gives to visitors an intense experience of summer beaches and nightlife. For a very low price the Casa do Sol Algarve,...
The Stumble Inn
"The Stumble Inn is a privately run backpacker hostel is owned by alternative lifestylers who know just about all there is to know about all aspects of life in Lagos, especially partying, so it is very much aimed at beach and partying travelers. It has a somewhat boutique feeling, as it accommodates under thirty guests, so if you are keen, make sure you book ahead. Conversely, this is probably not the best location for those seeking peace and...
"… of history & culture and last but not least its famous night life circuit. You will get to meet 'some of The Most Beautiful Beaches in the World' and be where the sun shines longer than anywhere else in Europe!!! Being alive ourselves we love the abundance of activities available in Lagos. A few of these have become our favourites and we can help planning your day to make sure you will experience the most of what the...
Cloud 9 Hostel
"… linen and towels. At the top floor we have a wide terrace where our guests can enjoy the great surrounding view of the sea/city, in the morning you can enjoy the best sunrise in the city! At the 2nd floor of our hostel we provide a wide common area with cable TV, games, books, movies, free wi fi Internet access, kitchen with fridge, microwave and a tea maker. Around the common area we have a terrace with barbecue and a great...
Algarve Surf Hostel
"98% - Loved this hostel! Staff were very friendly and interactive with all guests. Very clean rooms and common area. Quick and easy walk into town and has a supermarket seconds away. Staff organise bbq and other events during the week which helps all guests to meet each other. Definitely recommend!" … "… party but also mix it up with all the other activities and qualities Lagos has to offer. Our staff are always happy to help...
Ocean View Accommodation in Lagos
"Home away from home - We loved out 9 night stay with Miguel and his family. We originally booked only 3 nights, but stayed on for another 6 and simply relaxed by their pool, soaking in the sun, reading, playing games and enjoying their beautifully catered meals. Definitely choose the 5 Euro family style dinners with deliciously sweet desserts. You never go hungry here! 2nds and 3rds yum yum yum. There is also a bar with very good and cheap...
Big Chill Beach Hostel
"Big Chill Hostel is a nice place to stay in Lagos, with a perfect location, a friendly staff, and a generally family feel. Although it's likely better to visit in summer due to weather, it is still beautiful no matter what time of year. The hostel is really a place where it feels possible to take a rest and -- as the name says -- chill! Also, the price is reasonable considering the amazing location. The Location The location of the...
JJs Yard 2
"… YARD 2 Guesthouse for 14 guest 2 Private rooms (2 single beds that can be put together to make a double) 1 Mixed Dorm for 4 (2 bunk beds) 2 Mixed Dorm for 3 (1 bunk bed 1 single bed) JJs Yard facilities: Fridges, washing machine Cutlery available free of charge Use of microwave, kettle and toaster Bathroom hot showers 24hrs Balcony area to chill out and enjoy the weather An eating and chilling out area for our guest to enjoy We...
Old Town Lagos Hostel
"… the hostel. - Sea Kayak Tours - Surf Tours - Bike Tours - Wii Games tournaments ( with special awards ). Our friendly and experienced staff will help you with everything you need such as transport information and how to spend a great time in Lagos, plus special information on events or secrets that we only know. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 2 days before the arrival Method of Payment upon the arrival: Cash only Check In:...
"… heat and are all super clean and comfortable. Linen and towels are included in the price – please do not bring sleeping bags with you. We have great shared common areas and a kitchen where you can enjoy our free breakfast and prepare your own food and hang out with other guests; alternatively you can get out into the garden and get your tan on, cool down in the pool or just have a lazy day in a hammock. ACCOMMODATION We have...
Central Guesthouse Lagos
"… and Towels Included Common bathrooms with showers in all apartments Cable TV Free WiFi Internet Access Free City Maps For all this, to enjoy the beaches or to live the fun of a good time you can rely on Giga Bay Lodges, the right place to base your unforgettable holidays. And much more. (note: breakfast was discontinued from 15th Aug 2013 on.) This new Giga Bay Lodge unit consists of rooms integrated into apartments recently...
"… historic places. If you fancy a trip on a boat then there are plenty to choose from along side the avenue which will give you tours of all the beautiful beaches and caves Lagos has to offer. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 2 days before the arrival Method of Payment upon the arrival: Cash only Check In: 14.00 pm Check Out: 12.00 noon Breakfast not included. ( Self catering) Taxes are included. No pets allowed,...
"… coastal walks, bike rides, dolphin watching tours, kayak etc. .. The Hostel is located in a quiet area of town only fifteen minute walk from the town center and beaches. The bus terminal and the train station is also within the same distance. Nearby there are also supermarkets pharmacy and everything else that might be missed Thinking in young people is not advised for children and the elderly because it has some stairs and can be...
Travellers Meeting Point
"We are not a Party Hostel but a place to bring people toghether and create a friendly vibe . Plus we have loads of a activities off site . :)" … "… bar plus next to the best restaurant in town -3. Casinha do Petisco We have 4 bathrooms and 5 showers. We can do also dinner parties and BBQ, we have a really laid back atmosphere, were everyone socializes. We are waiting for you my friend. Travellers Meeting Point...
GSpot Party Hostel
"… The GSpot mansion has all the facilities you need such as a bar and free wifi. We love to throw a great party, with themed nights and our weekly lip sync battles. We guarantee to show you the best Lagos has to offer, so start your experience with us. Please note: Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 14:00 to...
HI - Lagos Hostel
"HI - Lagos Hostel (also called Pousada de Juventude de Lagos) is your low-cost choice for spending some time on the wonderful beaches of the Algarve. The laid-back setting will make you never want to leave Lagos! HI membership is officially required, but staff are not picky about it. The Location The hostel is conveniently located in the old town of Lagos. It is a twenty-minute walk from the bus and train stations, and about ten minutes...
"… What makes JJs Yard different is that you get the freedom to be yourself in your own space, meet new people and enjoy what Lagos has to offer. Check us out watch the link below! At JJs yard you will meet travellers, build friendships and also get to meet the owners Jay and J Lorena, who are always happy to give out information on kayak trips, surf trips, water sports, booze cruise's and much more. We give you the freedom to get...
"… parties in our garden with local food. We offer to our guests comfortable beds with fresh linen. The Property has 2, 4 ad 6 person mixed and female dorms with shared bathroom. Every morning we provide you a nice breakfast in our kitchen, where you can also cook your own food during your stay. We have also at your disposal a nice living-room where you can relax, meet other guests, watch tv, listen some music, etc. Book with us!...
BlueMoon Hostel Lagos
"… Patio where you can relax and enjoy the sun You have at your disposal, in our Lounge room comfy sofas, several poufs, internet access , a large TV with cable connection where you can watch your favorite movies. plus Free Wi-Fi internet all around the hostel. We book: - Water Parks - Sea Kayak Tours - Surf Tours - Bike Tours Our friendly staff will help you with everything you need such as Bus or Train Schedules Where to eat,...
Taghostel - For Travellers & Surfers
"… Marina and Beach view. Here you can find spacious and comfortable rooms divided in, private rooms, shared rooms (with 1, 2 or 3 bunk beds per room) and a beautiful Attic, with 6 beds just for girls. In the second floor we have a common living room with Cable TV and a big breakfast table. This hostel has 8 bathrooms (with a total of 13 showers and 9 toilets). We have also a big patio with Beach View. Here you will have a lot of...
casa do sol Algarve
"… Marina, the Doca Pesca, the fruit and fish markets, and the many monuments that the city offers. It has also a very varied and colorful shopping area. But are its beaches, with its water sports, such as surfing, sailing, and some aerial stunts makes the delights of the outmost adventurer. There are lots of restaurants with dishes for all tastes. Lagos is a beautiful city of Algarve that gives to visitors an intense experience of...
Lagos Central Hostel
"… friendly staff would be happy to assist you with local recommendations and any queries you might have. All bed rooms are en suite with many rooms offering a balcony. Please note: Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 14:00 to 00:00 . Check out from 09:00 to 12:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards,...
Carlos House Hostel
"This was the best hostel I ever stayed in!! It's an excellent place to meet people. It had a great roof terrace and it's not far from the city center." … "I was there at the end of June 2005 and I had a great time there. The owners make everyone feel like they're at home and they arrange barbecues and other fun. The atmosphere is great and all the guests hang out with each over on the roof terrace in the evenings. I met some really...
Hostel Caza de São Gonçalo
"… we have secure indoor parking for motorbikes or bicycles. The reception has someone there 24hrs a day. There's a great selection of activities in Lagos..... surfing, fishing, mountain biking, sailing, kite surfing, sea kayaks, boat charters, grotto trips, horse riding, skydiving to name just a few. the owners of Hostel Caza de Sao Goncalo are Rodolfo, born and bred in Lagos, and tobe, south-west English guy living in Lagos for...
Go Big (aka Sousana's Place)
"As you might guess from the alternative name, Go Big (aka Sousana's Place) is run by Sousana. It's a small and relatively new hostel with just three dorms and a total of fourteen beds, but as Sousana operates an agency on the ground floor, she has access to other rooms and apartments as well. It's a newly renovated building, so the rooms are in near mint condition. Hostel prices are lower than others in the area and a discount is offered for...
Lagos Escape Hostel
"Great place to stay - The hostel had only been open a few weeks and the new owners are great. Everything is super clean, big rooms with good lockers. The outdoor kitchen is basic but everything you need with a great spot to chill. Bathrooms are huge and always spotless. The location is spot on being close to all the bars/clubs but no noise from them. Adam and Sarah are really nice people and willing to help with any questions. We would...
Jah-Shaka Surf Villa
"… surf, other activities or just the sun, Jah Shaka Surf Camp is an ideal escape. Ideally positioned by Portugal's world class surf, we have something to suit every surfer and non surfer too. The great value, laid back atmosphere, and location just 10 minutes outside Lagos centre means you can really unwind and relax whilst still being close to the vibrant nightlife that Lagos has to offer. Our packages have been created with the aim...
Casa Offshore Surf & KiteSurf Lodge
"… afterwards!Our stylish and comfortable property offers:-Double bedroom with en-suite (private access to garden)Twin room with en-suite (private access to garden).Twin room to sleep 2 with shower room next door to it. Dormitory room with mezzanine level & en-suite shower room that sleeps 5 and has its own private entrance. Complimentary breakfast on the terrace or in the kitchen.Complimentary picnic lunch with surf packages....
The Hen House
"… the Henhouse offers the perfect atmosphere for our lovely ladies to feel refreshed and comfortable! Nested in a central location in the cobbled streets of the historic old town, guests can easily explore the charming boutiques, cafes and eateries. The stunning beaches for which Lagos is famous are just a short 5 minute walk away. After discovering all of Lagos' nooks and crannies, take some time to soak up the sun and enjoy the...
Quinta dos Caracois
"… dinning area, which has access through double glazed patio doors to a private terrace. Lounge areas are well furnished and incorporate satellite TV, CD/radio cassette player and an open fireplace, in which a “real” log fire can be enjoyed during the cooler months. Double glazed patio doors slide open giving access to the private terrace equipped with outside dining furniture, which all enjoy views over the pool area and most...
Cerro das Mós 58
"… sun! There are 3 supermarkets nearby. The coast here is a pretty mix of tiny coves, caves, grottoes and weird rock formations. Try the lovely cove at Praia do Pinhao and the outstandingly picturesque Praia Dona Ana. The main Lagos beach is the magnificent Meia Praia to the east: a long wide well-equipped stretch of sand and shingle. Lagos holidays offer splendid opportunities for windsurfing, sailing, canoeing and diving at...
Canavial I & II Studios
"… a cot or a camp bed (suitable for children aged 1-12) and private bathroom, hairdryer, a kitchenette, fridge, individually regulated air conditioning and safety box (extra charge). There are garden views from the balcony or terrace.”Studios 3 People” has capacity for 3 adults. All studios have Internet access, a bath or shower, a 2-ring cooker, microwave, kettle, toaster, tea/coffee maker, satellite and local TV. Check-In after...
"… Apartments (Maximum 3 people): 1 Bedroom (double or twin); Living room; Bathroom; Kitchenette equipped with: fridge/freezer, electric hob, microwave, toaster, filter coffee machine, cutlery, plates, glasses, pans, frying pan…; Television; Security Safe; Direct Dial telephone; Terrace . T2 Apartments - Two Bedroom Apartment (Maximum 6 people):2 Bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin); Living room; Bathroom; Kitchenette equipped with:...
Marina Park 201
"… 116 m2 area. It has a big lounge, two bedrooms, two bathrooms (one of them en-suite) and the kitchen is fully equipped with refrigerator, oven, washing and dish washing machines and microwave. The living room has TV with cable and a mini hi-fi set. It also has a very nice terrace which gives you the opportunity to have a great breakfast or even a great meal in the sun! Please note: Cancellation Policy: 72h before the...
Via Dona Ana Apartment
"… where two persons can sleep. Linen and towels included. Cleaning services (1 time per week) and change of towels and sheets changed midweek. The apartment is very spacious with around 130 sqm, Swimming pool available on the complex - entry fee required. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 72h before the arrival Method of payment upon arrival: Cash only Check In time: After 2:00 PM. Please contact the property to...
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Lagos Travel Tips & Suggestions
Lagos is outrageous. I went summer of '06 for two weeks and ended up there for one month. You have to go.
Lagos is amazing. A friend and I were supposed to stay in Lagos for maybe three or four days and ended up staying for the rest of our trip in Portugal. You just don't want to leave because it is tons of fun. The beaches are gorgeous. You can take a boat ride to the grottoes and swim inside the caves. You also have a great nightlife with tons of fun people! So if you are traveling to Lagos, make sure it's the last place you're going to visit because you will not want to leave!
This place is amazing. I went for three days and ended up staying for two weeks. Stay at the Rising Cock or the Camel Toe. It’s been a few months since I went and I still think about it every day. Check out Joe’s Garage, it’s the best bar in town. And if you have the time, the booze cruise that is run by Joe’s Garage is a must -- it’s worth every penny.
I went to Lagos in July 2005. The town is fantastic with loads of great bars and restarants. I also went to Casa Rosa, the food is so good and so cheap.
This town is a must for anyone passing thorugh southern Spain or Portugal. The beaches are the most beautiful you'll ever see. The partying is also amazing. Try and come early in the summer or the spring. The crowds will be smaller, the weather warm but not too hot, and prices lower. Try and eat at Casa Rosa's, dirt cheap food, that is SO good. There is also a Prtugese place that serves HUGE servings for a decent price. I can't remember the name but ask a local, they'll hook you up. Also, do a Grotto tour. Definitely worth the 10 euros. The further you walk along the coast, the more deserted and beautiful the beaches become. Be warned, those who come to Lagos do NOT want to leave.
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